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Feb 13, 2009, 15:45 ET 'Food for the Body, Food for the Mind' Teams C&S Wholesale Grocers With Nonprofit First Book Bringing 50,000 Books to Children in Need

Programs in Southwest New Hampshire Receive New Books C&S Wholesale Grocers and First Book have joined together to give 50,000 new,...


Feb 10, 2009, 11:24 ET First Book Celebrates Lincoln Legacy Initiative to End Illiteracy

Grants from Wal-Mart and Motorola Seed Statewide Effort to Bring New Books to Children in Need First Book, a nonprofit providing new books to...


Jun 02, 2008, 01:00 ET KPMG LLP Named Connect America '2008 Partner of the Year'

ATLANTA, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Points of Light Institute today presented the Connect America 2008 Partner of the Year Award to...


May 21, 2008, 01:00 ET Justin Tuck to Visit Central Elementary School to Share the Joy of Reading

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, a non-profit giving books to children in need, announces that Justin Tuck of the New...


May 19, 2008, 01:00 ET KPMG and First Book Team to Provide New Books to Children in Need Nationwide

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, the award-winning nonprofit organization placing new books into the hands of children...


Apr 28, 2008, 01:00 ET First Book Distributes 250,000 Books Nationwide in Celebration of Pi Beta Phi Founders' Day

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book held a nationwide book distribution of 250,000 new books to celebrate literacy...


Dec 06, 2007, 00:00 ET Trend Story: Holiday Shoppers Seeking Social Cause Gifts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tired of empty holiday commercialism, many shoppers are seeking meaningful gifts to create...


Aug 13, 2007, 01:00 ET First Book and SunTrust Mortgage Announce Nationwide Donation of 250,000 New Books for Children in Need

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book(R), the award- winning nonprofit that provides new books to children from low-income...


Aug 03, 2007, 01:00 ET The Mystery is Solved! First Book Campaign Reveals Nancy Drew Got Kids Hooked on Reading

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's no mystery who turned many adults into lifelong readers -- Nancy Drew. First Book, the award-...


Jul 10, 2007, 01:00 ET Pi Beta Phi and First Book Partnership Will Provide New Books to Children in Need Nationwide

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women today announced the official launch of its partnership with...


May 21, 2007, 01:00 ET First Book Announces SunTrust Mortgage's Sterling Edmunds, Jr. to Join Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book(R), the nonprofit organization that provides children from low-income families the...


Mar 02, 2007, 00:00 ET Pi Beta Phi Raises $125,000 for First Book to Provide 50,000 New Books to Children in Need

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pi Beta Phi, a national women's fraternity, today announced the donation of $125,000 to First...


Dec 05, 2006, 00:00 ET Nash Finch and First Book Distribute 10,000 Books to Children in Need in the Twin Cities

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ - The Nash Finch Company today joined First Book, an international nonprofit organization providing new books to...


Nov 16, 2006, 00:00 ET First Book's Kyle Zimmer Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the United States by Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyle Zimmer, president and co-founder of First Book(R), was today named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in...


Dec 15, 2005, 00:00 ET First Book Among Nation's Top Social Entrepreneurs; Named Winner of 2006 Fast Company/Monitor Group Social Capitalist Award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, First Book, a national children's literacy organization, has been named a...


Nov 22, 2005, 00:00 ET First Book Launches 'Classrooms for Classrooms'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- First Book, a national nonprofit literacy organization, has announced a new online program that will enable...


Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET Embassy of Japan and First Book Celebrate Nearly $900,000 in Donations to Hurricane Relief Initiative

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The partnership between the Embassy of Japan and First Book is barely a month old, but already there are...


Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET Donation of over 300,000 Books to Benefit Native American Children

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, First Book, an award winning national nonprofit...


Oct 25, 2005, 01:00 ET James Patterson and Little, Brown and Company Donate 30,000 Books and $50,000 to First Book and Book Relief

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Best selling author James Patterson today announced a personal donation of $50,000 and he and his publisher,...


Oct 11, 2005, 01:00 ET Embassy of Japan Joins Book Relief Effort to Send Books to People, Areas Affected by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- First Book and the Embassy of Japan today announced a new partnership to benefit Book Relief. As part of...